Hello There, Duplicate Content are Penalized. That's the usual saying. However, give a thought to this situation.... Blogger A writes a ORIGINAL UNIQUE content on his new Website. **Usually Google Spiders Index Newer Sites Slower** And, for example say CNN (Kinda Extreme) copies Blogger A's content and publish that on their site. **Google Spiders almost instantly index whatever CNN has to offer** So, in this case the content would be spider-ed first at CNN. Then, only after say 2 weeks or so it will spider and index the new Blogger A's site. Hence, does that mean Blogger A has Duplicate Content and he should be penalized? Definitely Not.